May 12 – Jun 23, 2022

Open Enrollment

Leading with Superpowers & Symphony: The Heart of Inclusion

6-Week Virtual Program

Eddie Turner

Principal Consultant & Executive Coach

Become change agents and learn how you can lead with heart to bring about inclusion in your organization.

Leading Superpowers & Symphony: The Heart of Inclusion is a virtual program which welcomes you to become a changemaker who can bring out the “Superpowers” of everyone by embracing difference. The virtual program kicks-off on May 12th and includes ~3 hours of independent learning, peer work, and instructor-led sessions each week.

Limited Time Only!

Enjoy 50% off your tuition to the Heart of Inclusion Open Enrollment program – Discount automatically applied in cart. Tuition: $2,000 $1,000

Through this unique and interactive program, you will gain the language, tools, and insights you need to communicate, live, and lead inclusively with heart in a new and changing world. At the conclusion, you will be empowered to embrace and support a new culture of inclusion.

Interested in bringing this program to many leaders at your organization? Learn more about how you can bring the Heart of Inclusion program to 25 leaders at your organization, either virtually or in-person.

Why participate in this program?

Consider the impact your leadership has on employees and teams—and the ripple effect each leader has on your organization’s culture. Do you know what to do when someone makes an insensitive joke or comment during a meeting? When global and local events have an impact on underrepresented employees, are you able to support them? This program is designed to give leaders the training they need to step up when difficult situations arise and ensure all employees are supported and able to bring their best to work every day.

Beyond the human benefits, organizations with inclusive cultures are 8x more likely to achieve better business outcomes than organizations that do not have inclusive cultures*, making it a business imperative that every leader is equipped with the skills they need to lead inclusively.

Who is this program for?

  • Individual leaders of any seniority who are looking to become more inclusive in their leadership style
  • Organizational leaders, including HR, talent development, and DE&I professionals, looking to experience the Superpowers & Symphony program and get a glimpse of this dynamic program for leaders
  • Individual contributors looking to take the next step on a leadership journey by becoming more inclusive

How it works:

Begin the program by appreciating and understanding your own talents and Superpowers, empowering you to apply this new framework to your organization. Experience the power of Linkage’s learning platform through the independent Workforce Essentials program, which will allow you to engage with virtual content, activities, case studies, videos and more in their own time. Then, come together in Leadership Circles, where you will meet with a small group of your peers to unpack what you have learned, share your own unique experiences, and begin to apply your learnings. Finally, you will participate in two Transformational Leadership Laboratories, one at the midpoint of the program and one at the end, where you will have much deeper conversation and critical dialogue hosted by an expert Linkage consultant.

What’s Included:

  • Program Kickoff to welcome participants, orient them to the material and program cadence, and begin fostering belonging among participants
  • Access to Workforce Essentials independent learning program
  • Six, 1-hour Virtual “Leadership Circles” where smaller peer groups meet to reflect on content from each module and help one other along their journey
  • Two, 3-hour Virtual “Transformational Laboratories,” which are live sessions facilitated by an expert Linkage consultant
  • Participant Playbook designed to help you make the most of the program

Meet The Expert

Eddie Turner

Principal Consultant & Executive Coach

Eddie Turner is a Linkage Principal Consultant and an in-demand leadership development expert. Eddie has worked as an executive coach for senior and emerging leaders, and Forbes has called him the preeminent authority on emerging leaders. He also delivers keynote speeches and facilitates learning delivery and executive strategy sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a committed and bonded community, supporting each other in taking on the role of change agent in the organization.
  • Be able to inspire everyone to think about inclusion as an opportunity to see, appreciate and empower one another through authentic human connection.
  • Understand your vital and important role in recognizing, cultivating and broadcasting the uniqueness of everyone’s Superpowers in alignment with the organization’s values and goals (Symphony).
  • Understand and tap into the connection between mind and heart, knowing how to lead with heart and feel connection at a human level.
  • Commit to recognizing and creating a safe, brave and invigorating space where employees can bring their full selves to work and create innovation through an open, trusting environment.
  • Understand your uniqueness (Superpowers) as a key instrument in the organizational Symphony.

Program Details

This program kicks off on May 12, 2022 and continues for 6 consecutive weeks and combines independent learning with peer discussions and instructor-led sessions.

This program is grounded in Architect and Futurist Oshoke Abalu’s new vision for inclusion: Superpowers & Symphony and is backed by Linkage’s long-term research and work in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. Each module includes ~1-hour of self-paced learning and a Leadership Circle, where peers discuss key concepts in a safe place. At the midpoint and at the conclusion of the program, participants attend Transformational Laboratories led by an expert Linkage guide where they share experience and Superpowers and begin putting their learnings into the practice of Symphony.

May 12, 2022 (1-2 ET) Program Kick-Off

Participants are welcomed to the program, oriented to the material and program cadence, and begin getting to know each other to foster belonging.

Week of May 16, 2022 Module 1 – Re-Language: Superpowers & Symphony

Participants are introduced to the concepts of Superpowers & Symphony (S&S) and begin to appreciate the benefit of inclusion to themselves personally and professionally, as well as to their organization. Within their Leadership Circles, they will explore how to commit to a new way of thinking about diversity.

Week of May 23, 2022 Module 2 – Re-Language: The Four Rs

In this module, participants are introduced to “the Four Rs”—Re-Language, Re-Calibrate, Re-Focus and Re-Unite—as the keys to unlocking Symphony in their organization. In their Leadership Circles, leaders will discuss the concept of “heart”—what it means to them, when they have seen leaders display heart, and how they feel when they experience it—and relate heart to their own Compassionate Center.

Week of May 30, 2022 Module 3 – Re-Calibrate

Each person can contribute to Superpowers & Symphony, and in this module, learners are given the knowledge and tools they need to identify what they can personally do to bring about Symphony at their organizations. Participants explore the concept of “bias” as a barrier to creating true inclusion and equity. In their Leadership Circles, participants will discuss how they want to be seen as leaders in their organization and think together about how they can bring that aspiration to life through mindset and behavior changes.

June 2, 2022 (1-4 ET) Transformational Laboratory #1 – Re-Language and Re-Calibrate

In this Transformational Laboratory, an expert Linkage facilitator brings the learnings from the first three modules into practice by helping learners experience their own authenticity and heart. Through reflection exercises, scenario simulations and small-group exercises, participants experience being fully present with heart and discover how to unleash everyone’s Superpowers.

Week of June 6, 2022 Module 4 – Re-Focus: SEE

In this module, participants learn how to communicate inclusively using the SEE (Stop, Explore, Empower) model, which guides them to nurture their own Superpowers—and the Superpowers of their peers. They explore techniques, tools, practices and models that enable them to both discover and enhance their Superpowers and those of others in the workplace, and in their Leadership Circles, they discuss and plan for how they will model SEE in the workplace.

Week of June 13, 2022 Module 5 – Re-Focus: Meet

In this module, participants learn how to use the communication skills of the SEE model to participate in and lead meetings where all employees contribute, and innovation, creativity and progress are nurtured. In their Leadership Circles, participants explore how they might lead more inclusively and see meetings as opportunities to ensure that everyone feels seen as unique and valuable.

Week of June 20, 2022 Module 6 – Re-Unite

Participants commit to making the vision of Superpowers & Symphony a reality through their actions, behaviors and thinking, taking the Superpowers & Symphony pledge. In their Leadership Circles, participants will reflect on the actions they decided to take throughout the program to be seen as an inclusive leader and true changemaker, and help one other plan for how they will Re-Unite in the workplace.

June 23, 2022 (1-4 ET) Transformational Laboratory #2 – Re-Focus and Re-Unite

In this final Transformational Laboratory, an expert Linkage facilitator guides participants in bringing their learning back to the workplace. Participants confront the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in a diverse culture. Through reflection exercises, simulations, small-group exercises, and honest and brave discussion, participants discover their unique capability as leaders and change agents.


Linkage’s Redesigning Inclusion: Superpowers & Symphony

Linkage’s Redesigning Inclusion: Superpowers & Symphony Signature Solution is an invitation to belong, where we recognize and cultivate each individual’s uniqueness as “Superpowers,” thereby unlocking Symphony, our greatest resource to achieve true inclusion in the workplace.